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Self-defence programme gives young girls the confidence to say ‘No’!

No Means No campaign empowers young SA women to fight sexual and gender-based violence

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Adolescent girls and young women are being taught self-defence skills to help them fight back if attacked.

The department of basic education’s Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) programme, which is conducted in partnership with the Global Fund, includes a self-defence curriculum known as “No means No”.

It was created by No Means No Worldwide, an international, non-governmental organisation whose mission is to end sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) against women and children globally...

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